Another year of Masterclasses and industry engagement opportunities at Screen and Film School Brighton

8 July, 2021

Industry engagement is a key focus at Screen and Film School Brighton, and our dedicated industry team have had a busy year ensuring students and alumni retain access to incredible Masterclass guests and continued work placement opportunities with our industry partners.

Screen and Film School Brighton recently reported that employment opportunities are on the rise for our students and alumni, and we’re pleased to confirm that this trend is continuing with even more job opportunities and industry placements being secured in recent weeks. 

Here we detail just some of the industry placements, work opportunities, job successes and Masterclasses Screen and Film School Brighton has facilitated this year.  

Industry placements

Second year Filmmaking students Catherine and Lucy were recently appointed to Shooter and Editor roles at Komedia, one of Brighton’s premier live event venues.  

Komedia is home to the highly regarded Krater Comedy Club and is also a popular stop for many international artists and musicians touring the UK. As the venue’s programme of events resumes after a period of dormancy, Catherine and Lucy will be gaining valuable first-hand experience on live performance content production.  

Filmmaking graduate Katie Volker recently secured a two-week placement as a Script Reader with Elation Pictures – a company set up by two of our MA Screen & Film Production mentors, Emilie Jouffroy and Kamilla Kristiane Hodol 

Katie explained how useful and enjoyable this experience has been for her.  

“I’ve spent the past two weeks being able to read a variety of stories from different writers – some scripts, some books – and sharpening my ability to summarise and discuss their viability to be made.  

I’ve honestly never enjoyed work more, as it flexes a muscle that allows me to think critically about storytelling from all sides. Emilie has been nothing but gracious with her time, giving me tips on how to make the reports better and getting me to dig in as she asks me questions about each project. It’s been a joy.” 

Job Successes 

Filmmaking graduate Olly Maltby recently secured a role as Production Secretary at Brighton-based TV Production company, ScreenDog. 

Prior to this, Olly completed a work placement as an Office Assistant at Back2Back Productions, a role he says helped prepare him for his latest position. 

“It’s definitely a step up but one which I felt I was prepared for. Back2back were great at letting me get as much production experience as I could while I was there. This let me learn as much of the Prod’ Secretary role as I could, without just throwing me in at the deep end.” 

Olly concluded by saying how happy he was to be getting back to work as the UK film industry continues its welcome return to normality. 

“I’m really excited about it. I’m sure it’s going to keep getting busier and busier. I’m just really relieved to be back in the line of work I want to be in.

Paid work opportunities

A trio of current Filmmaking students recently filmed and edited an end-of-term performance by music Diploma students of Screen and Film School’s sister college, BIMM Institute Brighton.

The performance, which took place at local music venue, Patterns, was followed by a private online streaming event for friends and family. The whole project received such positive feedback from BIMM, that our filmmaking students were invited back to film a second and more ambitious live performance with two stages and an even larger crew.

Film School students who were involved in the project were:

Jamie (Head Camera Operator)
Daniel (Camera Operator)
Issy (Editor)
Courtney (Camera Operator)
Leah (Camera Operator)
Nicholas (Camera Operator)
Nicholas (Editor)
Joseph (Editor)

Mark Crawford, Further Education Centre Manager at BIMM Institute, said:

“Thank you all for such an amazing job. We had over forty bands performing over two floors, all in socially distanced conditions. The film crews were professional and really helpful. Thanks again to Screen and Film School for all their help in making this happen.”


As well as facilitating industry placements and job opportunities for our students and graduates, Screen and Film School Brighton’s Industry Engagement team have organised and implemented a wealth of virtual Masterclasses from industry partners and friends of the film school, who’ve each offered valuable tips and advice on their area of specialism within the UK film and TV industry.  

This academic year, we’ve hosted 38 industry guests who engaged with our students and alumni in the form of Masterclassesindustry toolkits and training sessionsinterviews, livproject brief commissions and five GSA Student BAFTA submissions, including: 

Russell T. Davies (Screenwriter)   

Rose Glass (Director)   

Joe Barton (Screenwriter)   

Anna Bertmark (Sound Designer)   

Mdhamiri á Nkemi (Editor)   

Sarah Spencer & Sue Innes (Blast!)   

Allan Scott (Screenwriter) 

Siân Robins-Grace (Screenwriter)   

Malcolm Davies (1st AD)   

Sharon Hughff (Executive Producer) 

Julian Holmes (Director) 

Gareth Evans (Director/Screenwriter)   

Michele D’Acosta (Producer/Director)   

Screen and Film School Brighton are incredibly proud of our Industry Engagement team, who are always striving to provide the very best opportunities for our students and alumni.  

We are equally excited to say there are many other high profile industry placements in the pipeline for our students, details of which will be revealed very soon.  

Be sure to keep an eye on our news feed and social media channels for more exciting updates.  


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